Malpua. It is popular in Bangladesh, Odisha, west Bengal where it is served during festivals along with other sweets. Amalu (malpua) is one of the chappan bhog of lord Jagannath. It is served to lord Jagannath of Puri in his Sakala Dhupa (morning food). Malpua is one of the most popular Street food of Puri in Odisha.
The batter for Malpua in some areas is prepared by crushing ripe bananas, coconut adding flour, water or milk. Sometimes delicately seasoned with cardamoms. Other variations of Malpua use pineapples or mangoes instead of bananas. Bengali, Maithili and Odia Malpua is traditionally made only with thickened milk and little flour.
In Northern India, like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar, Malpua doesn't contain fruit. Main ingredients for Malpua are semolina, all purpose flour, yougurt and milk. The batter is left to stand for a few hours. Shallow fry in ghee or oil till crispy and soaked in thick sugar syrup. Malpua is a popular sweet to make on the Hindu religious occasion of Holi.
In Nepal Malpua is also known as Marpa. For Muslims, Malpua is a famous dish during holi month of Ramadan.